“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin.”
Some of the people to whom Jesus spoke perhaps had in possession few garments of clothing. In those days, poor people could hardly obtain another set of clothes apart from what they were wearing. As they struggled even to have a change of clothing, the thought of putting on some gorgeous apparel would be the last thing to cross their mind. Needless to say, the disciples of Christ, who gave up their jobs to follow and serve the Lord, could also have been worried for money needed to purchase necessary clothing for themselves and their families.
Jesus encouraged those who were in dire need to consider the beautiful lilies growing in the surrounding fields. He highlighted to them that though those flowers did not toil for themselves, God had “dressed” them all so magnificently. He then commented, “And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these” (Matthew 6:29)!
If God gives those wild flowers such resplendent appearance, He will certainly look after His dear children’s need for clothes and for all other necessities of life. For all of us who serve Him, God cares for our lives far more than we can imagine. So, it is unnecessary and sinful to be anxious and worried about our clothing, or any other such necessity of life.